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Windows 8 Tool Kit

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As soon as Windows 8 was released in July 2012, there were a flurry of posts designed to induct  everyday users into the mysteries of the new OS.  This ToolKit is an on-going collection of some of the best posts, tips and tricks relating to Windows 8, Windows RT and now Windows 8.1.  We will continue to add resources as they become available. (Your Advisors)

Woody Leonhard is one of the outstanding writers for Windows Secrets Newsletter and has dedicated his time to helping us all understand the in’s and out’s of Microsoft’s Operating Systems and making the best of them.  This is one of the first guides that were published for Windows 8 and contain some very basic but valuable tips and tricks, particularly for first time users confronting the mysteries of Redmond on a brand new machine.

This is an excellent collection of tips and tricks for Windows 8 written by the acknowledge expert in the field, Paul Thurott, author of Paul Thurott’s Supersite for Windows.  Paul has also written an entire guide to Windows Phone 8 and is …

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Internet Search tips and tricks

Ed Rudel Special Search Tips (Click on link to hear the segment of our 4/09/11 program where we discuss the tips and the new addition to the Toolkit)

Can you imagine the internet without web search capabilities?   We would have to know specific web site addresses for every web site we visit.  A simple comparison would be memorizing all of the phone numbers we use on a daily basis and if we needed to find a new business or person we would have to look the information using the yellow or white pages.

Internet search portals provide the ability to type in a simple name, phase, or question and display a list of web site links that contain the words you provided.  These search results can be overwhelmingly huge and may or may not pertain to the information you were looking for.

The more specific the information you provide (the search criteria) the better the results.  Internet sites like “Google, Bing, Yahoo, or are continuously refining and improving but there are a number of tips you can use to improve your Search results on your favorite Internet search site.

If you have an Internet Search tip or trick, send …

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10 Tips and Tricks for Google Chrome Browsers

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